At a closed-door meeting between President Barack Obama and House Democrats, [Michigan Democratic Rep. Dan] Kildee introduced himself as a freshman, to which Obama said, “Wow, you’re really classing up the place then.”Because nobody does innovation like federal bureaucrats.
Kildee then proceeded to ask what one person described as a somewhat “long-winded” question about the importance of creating jobs for his economically distraught district.
“I can tell you’re a freshman because you didn’t pay much attention to the State of the Union,” Obama joked. “I talked about that.”
Amid the resulting laughter, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra of California then offered to provide Kildee a printout of the speech.
Obama was referring to his $1 billion proposal for 15 manufacturing “innovation centers,” the details of which are still somewhat hazy.
Weren't there about 15 districts in The Hunger Games? One Innovation Center for each of them. How convenient.
Little known fact: Thomas Edison invented light bulbs thanks to a grant from the federally-funded Menlo Park Innovation Center. And Henry Ford got the idea for the assembly line while watching the efficient processing of paperwork by a line of clerks at the Detroit Innovation Center.